JOHNNY GREEN JR. NAMED PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF CBS NEWS AND STATIONS’ LOCAL BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK CITY
Johnny Green Jr., an award-winning journalist, producer and visionary newsroom leader, has been named President and General Manager of CBS News and Television Stations’ local businesses in the New York City market, including WCBS-TV (CBS 2), WLNY-TV (TV 10/55), CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com. The announcement was made today by Wendy McMahon, President and Co-Head of CBS News and Stations.
Green, who has been a member of the CBS family since 2015, will assume his new responsibilities on July 12. He currently serves as interim News Director at WCBS-TV, a role he has held since January of this year; and Vice President of News Services at CBS News, where he has overseen Newspath, the division’s affiliate news service, since August 2020.
Green will continue to lead the CBS New York local newsroom and Newspath on a short-term basis while the Company conducts a search for his successors at WCBS-TV and CBS News.
“Since returning to CBS nine weeks ago, I have been thoroughly impressed by the thoughtful and seasoned leadership Johnny has provided inside the CBS 2 newsroom and at Newspath,” McMahon said. “With this well-deserved promotion, we look forward to having Johnny lead our station-wide team efforts to produce great content, serve our diverse communities across the Tri-State Area, and promote a positive workplace culture.”
“I am deeply honored to receive this wonderful new opportunity,” Green said. “I have great admiration for my colleagues at CBS New York and look forward to collaborating with all of them as we work together to positively transform our business and culture as a united CBS Stations and News organization. I am grateful for the support I have received from Wendy McMahon and Neeraj Khemlani (Presidents and Co-Heads, CBS News and Stations) and am excited to continue to work with them on bringing their vision to light.”
Prior to moving to New York last year, Green spent five years at WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV, the CBS-owned stations in Boston. Green joined the duopoly in 2015 as Assistant News Director and one year later was named Vice President and News Director.
Over the course of his more than 20 years in local news, his work has earned several Emmy Awards. Also, during his tenure at WBZ, the station won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
Prior to working at WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV, Green was an executive producer at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. Before that, he was an executive producer at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh and earlier at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach.
Green began his career as a producer at WCTI-TV in New Bern, N.C., before stops at WCNC-TV and WSOC-TV in Charlotte and WRAL-TV in Raleigh.
Green is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He also serves on the board of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and has been a member of the Racial Equity Advisory Board in Boston. He has also served as a C-Suite member of the Partnership Organization in Boston.
Green is a South Carolina native and a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham. He has one daughter.
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